Some of my favorite school memories are clustered around the enthusiasm of celebration. Whether it was Dr. Seuss’s birthday, the 100th
day of school or the Olympics, my teachers were always finding smart ways to inject our learning with gusto.
A few of these celebrations are just around the corner and we have some videos that I hope will inspire you with their creativity.
For all of our literacy lovers out there, next Friday, March 1st
is national Read Across America Day
. As I’ve been thinking about how to commemorate the day, these videos came to mind, starting with the very appropriate D.E.A.R. Reading
—drop everything and read!
This family approach is something you can plan for now
, so check it out.
And, for the older grades, how about a “silent tea party?” See how this Ms. Fulco engages her students with a pre-reading strategy
before tackling challenging texts.
My early childhood reading hobby actually connected me to this next event. Reading Stone Fox
forever endeared me to the Iditarod, which begins next week. The sled teams push off on March 2 and many classrooms plan reading, geography, and math lessons
around the event.
Take a look at how Mr. Hausman teaches a lesson on calculating elapsed time and distance
using real-time data from the Iditarod.